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Lavandula dentata  French Lavender

Massive French Lavender in Bloom

This gorgeous stand of French Lavender is now three years old. It was planted late one spring from three of our starter pots.

The name French Lavender is sometimes applied to Lavandula stoechas which most sources will call Spanish Lavender. Both are zone 8 plants and both are beautiful but French Lavender blooms a lot longer. As always it is important to use botanic names when buying plants.

French and Yellow Lavender in Bloom

What a striking complement the Yellow Lavender, with its chartreuse foliage and its creamy beige flower petals, is to the French Lavender. Both lavenders should be pruned well at the end of the season to keep the bushes from becoming unruly and down right ugly.

French Lavender is not usually used as a culinary lavender. But, we have had customers who do like to cook with it. And, while it doesn't have that great English Lavender fragrance,  it is large and blooms from spring to frost and has a nice clean smell.

If you look closely at the close up on the right, you can see the actual French Lavender flowers. They are small and pale and cradled in  colorful petals called bracts.  And, the close up of the leaves in the lower left photo shows the scallops or dents on the leaves which refers to the dentata in its botanic name, Lavandula dentata. Literally translated dentata means "toothed".

French lavender flowers.

The "dented" leaves of French Lavender.
French Lavender ready to ship!

French Lavender makes a great addition to our  Zone 8 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack.

 

Try Lambikins Dwarf French Lavender for a more petite version of French Lavender. It only gets two feet instead of four.

Cultural Information

Height: 3 feet or more, 
can get very wide  

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 8-11

Flower Color:  Light Purple   

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Evergreen,
Water Conserving    

Uses: Dried Flower, Ornamenta

 

French Lavender

$4.95 per 3 inch pot

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Lambikins Dwarf French Lavender

$4.95 per 3 inch pot

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Video: How to Prune Lavender Plants

LAVENDER 1-2-3: Choosing, Planting, Growing, Pruning, Harvesting and Using lavender plants

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